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    How's Your Weather?

    Here in Canada, weather tends to be a major issue. It affects our daily lives to such a large extent. Well, today we had our first blizzard of the winter season. 10-15 cms of snow. Needless to say, been busy shoveling...

    How`s the weather where you are? I`d be curious to know how the weather is elsewhere, and how it affects folks in other places...
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    It's scarily warm for January here in UK. I blame global warming....

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    It is the same here, rojo, at least one month late on the beginning of "real" winter. Notwithstanding the occasional shoveling, though, I think I prefer some snow on the ground to the denuded, grey, bleak landscapes of a snowless winter. Who knows though what's coming in the weeks and months ahead!

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    Here in Denmark it has also been very strange. No frost at all (which is very unusual - I've never experienced a December without in my life), but lots of rain and stormy weather. Not like winter at all but more like typical fall...

    global warming? Could be.

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    Here in the high desert of Arizona, we have dry weather, and nights below freezing, last night it was 21 deg (F). Daytime highs are about 45 degrees (F). This is typical for this area at an elevation of 2700 feet above sea level.

    It does snow here rarely ... last real snowfalls were on Christmas Eve 1987, and on Easter Sunday morning in 1998. The snow is long gone shortly after lunch.
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    I remember the winters of my childhood as being much, much colder than now. And there was much more snow as well....

    Exceptionally for this winter so far though, today it was -19 C, -25 C tonight. Without the windchill factor! Brrrr!
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    In Northern Minnesota we have had unusually warmer winters as also this year, but just went through a 4 or 5 day stretch of -20's which can quickly take your breath away. Today is back to single digits above zero.

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    I hope none of our members in Europe are having bad experiences due to the storm that hit; I heard on the news that hurricane winds have been causing destruction over there. Germany, France, the UK, the Czech Republic etc. are all having a tough time...
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    It is very warm in Turkey.I can recall springs colder than this winter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kromme View Post
    It is very warm in Turkey.I can recall springs colder than this winter
    Do you think this is related in any way to 'global warming'?
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    Well, Krummhorn, some people would tell us no. . . But all I can say is that here in the Pocono mountains in Pennsylvania, we usually have snow in October. By November the ground is usually covered and we don't see the ground again until about April. Usually we have two or three snowstorms of at least 15 inches. Last year I don't recall having more than 5 inches, and this year, wow. There was no snow at all until maybe last week. Right now we have the most on the ground we've had all winter--maybe 3/4 inch! It is cold, finally! But usually the temperature goes down to zero or below (degrees f) in January, and it's down in the 20s, and that's the coldest so far. I spoke with a professor of Environmental Science the other day, and joked about global warming, and she said, "Absolutely, without a doubt!"

    I think this is a very important, high priority matter! Our government needs to stop this ridiculousness and get the scientists on how to solve this, ASAP before it's too late! If they spent as much money on researching this as they have on how to drill for oil and refine it, we'd have a solution!!!!

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    I think you're right, Thomas ... It's going to take more effort by government bodies to solve this matter. Al Gore has certainly done a wonderful job in getting the news out to people about this - I have not yet seen his movie, but will eventually.

    Today, here in the high desert (2600') of Arizona, it was shirt sleeve and shorts weather, with rain in the forecast over the next few days.

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    Nice moon, clear sky, normal temperature -- 14 degree Fahrenheit. About 3 inches of snow on the ground. Not particularly normal. Four years ago I ventured into the woods without snow shoes, a few miles north of the Vermont border, and sank so deep into the snow that it came up to my arm pits (and I'm over 6' in height). Believe it, or not!

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    I'm looking forward to seeing Al Gore's movie, as well. Haven't seen it yet. . .

    Is it usually that warm in Arizona in January?

    I have to admit, warm weather in winter is intriguing to me, but only in places where it is meant to be. I am now getting to the point where I get angry when I see people here in the mountains who say, "Thank heavens there's no snow. . ." I want to yell at them, "ARE YOU CRAZY????!?!?!" I've always wondered why people move here where there are, I believe, 5 ski resorts all very close, and complain about snow! I've never been to Arizona but have always wanted to see it.

    Now Vermont and Maine, I have been there! But not in winter. It's gorgeous up there! I played a recital a couple years ago in Orwell, VT, and really enjoyed my stay there.

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    Snow insulates. It actually feels comfortable when all is silent, the evergreens are covered with a thick coat of fresh snow and the world seem to have stopped, motionless. Doggie here loves it because he can detect every being that has gone by in the last so many hours. The landscape to him becomes an accurate map of all living activity and, if I let him go, which I can do in the right place, a snowy landscape, a quiet environment, a world inhabited by non-domesticated beings amount to his paradise.

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